Bookkeeping Services for Businesses in Chicago, IL

Small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) sometimes need a little help to ensure they’re not losing profits or running away with costs. Hiring bookkeepers in Chicago like, a Chicago-based firm serving businesses nationwide, is an excellent first step!

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We service 1,000+ businesses and 3,000+ individual clients, many of them located nationwide.
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38 Years of Experience
Since 1986, we’ve provided comprehensive tax and accounting solutions for individuals and businesses.
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Serving 52 States
With our technology stack, we provide remote accounting services for you and your business, regardless the location.

Why Does Your Business Need Outsourced Bookkeeping?

Incorporating outsourced bookkeeping into your business operations can lead to cost savings, efficiency improvements, and greater financial control, ultimately driving your business toward long-term success. Outsourced bookkeeping is essential for your business for several compelling reasons:

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  • Cost Efficiency

    Outsourcing eliminates the need for hiring and training in-house staff, reducing overhead costs.

  • Expertise

    Gain access to a team of skilled professionals who specialize in bookkeeping, ensuring accuracy and compliance.

  • Time Savings

    Free up valuable time to focus on core business activities and strategic growth initiatives.

  • Financial Clarity

    Accurate and up-to-date financial records provide insights into your business's financial health.

  • Compliance Assurance

    Ensure timely tax filing and compliance with tax regulations to avoid penalties.

  • Scalability

    Easily scale bookkeeping services to match your business's changing needs and growth.

  • Stress Reduction

    Eliminate the stress associated with managing complex financial tasks in-house.

  • Access to Technology

    Utilize advanced accounting software and tools without expensive licenses.

  • Focus on Core Competencies

    Concentrate on your core business strengths while experts handle finances.

  • Enhanced Financial Planning

    Comprehensive financial reports enable strategic planning and budgeting.

Full-Service Outsourced Bookkeeping in Chicago

Outsourcing your bookkeeping to us empowers your business to reduce the workload on your in-house staff. At, our seasoned bookkeepers handle a wide array of essential tasks for your small or mid-sized business:

  • Meticulous record-keeping: We ensure your business's financial records are accurate and up-to-date to provide you with a clear financial picture;
  • Efficient payroll management: Let us take the complexity out of payroll processing and allow your team to focus on core business activities;
  • Seamless audits: Our experts assist in preparing for audits, ensuring a smooth and stress-free process when the time comes;
  • Strategic budgeting: We work with you to create and manage budgets that align with your goals and help you make informed financial decisions.

Reach out to the professionals at Susan S. Lewis, LTD at (630) 552 6531 to explore how our firm can optimize your business's financial operations. Partner with us for confidence in your financial future.

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Our Bookkeeping Solutions

At Lewis CPA, we’re committed to helping you and your business meet your financial goals. We provide your business with accounting and bookkeeping services in Chicago and nationwide.

Monthly Operating Statements

Get the financial statements you need monthly to run your business effectively. These documents include a monthly statement, a balance sheet, a cash flow statement, customized reports, and more.

Bank Reconciliations

Wondering where all your business’s money went at the end of the month? A bookkeeper can tell you with comprehensive cash reports, while also managing your bank accounts and reconciliations.

Budgeting & Forecasting Support

Our professionals develop a comprehensive budget and financial forecasts that are integrated into your accounting system. With this service, your business can better track finances and avoid unpleasant financial surprises.

Accounts Payable Services

Our bookkeepers can help simplify and streamline this process by reviewing invoices against contracts, entering data into your system, and communicating with your vendors so your business never misses a payment.

Accounts Receivable Services

Never forget an invoice again! A bookkeeper can help your business make sure the funds that customers owe your company for products or services have been properly invoiced and processed.

Cash Flow Management

Effective cash flow management is the lifeblood of any business. Our cash flow management service empowers you to maintain healthy liquidity, ensuring your ability to meet financial obligations, invest in growth, and seize opportunities.

Financial Analysis

Our financial analysis service delves deep into your financial data, providing you with comprehensive insights into your company's performance. We help you identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to enable you to make strategic choices that drive growth and profitability.

Expense Tracking and Cost Control

Every dollar counts in business, and our expense tracking and cost control service helps you make every dollar count even more. We implement systems to monitor and manage expenses effectively, identifying areas for cost-saving and optimization.

Payroll Tax Compliance

Navigating the complex landscape of payroll tax regulations can be daunting. Our payroll tax compliance service ensures that your business complies with all payroll tax requirements, including accurate withholding, reporting, and timely filing.

Accounting Software Setup

Ditch the paper books! Our bookkeepers use Quickbooks and other accounting software systems to keep your accounts up-to-date. Access reports from anywhere with the touch of a button, it’s all digitized.

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Relieve your headaches and frustrations, and save yourself and your business time and energy by contacting our bookkeeping experts at

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Bookkeeping Services for Your Business

Outsourcing bookkeeping services for your business has never been easier and is cheaper than hiring in-house. Chicago small business bookkeeping services are here to help! We help clients in the Chicago area as well as nationwide. Our priority industries include:

Retail is the sale of goods and services to customers. As retail services expand, small boutiques can grow into national brands. Our bookkeepers can help retailers keep more accurate books and meet their financial goals.

Lawyers are very busy professionals who need to focus on serving the clients of the firm rather than keeping the books. Our bookkeepers are very adept at assisting law firms; we help them invoice clients so they can get paid.

The construction industry has highly complex tax and accounting rules. Our bookkeepers are trained to help construction businesses navigate these financial areas. We serve construction companies throughout their project phases so they can finish the job and get paid.

Every non-profit organization must keep and maintain financial records. Doing it correctly, however, is time-consuming and difficult. Outsourcing a not-for-profit’s bookkeeping needs can help the organization ensure its financial records are compliant with state and federal rules.

Is Your Business Prepared for Financial Success?

Take the first step toward financial efficiency. Contact us today to explore our expert bookkeeping services tailored to your needs.

Let Us Take Care of Your Bookkeeping

Our Bookkeeping Process

At Susan S. Lewis, we take pride in our meticulous bookkeeping process, which enhances financial clarity and empowers businesses to thrive. Bookkeeping is the cornerstone of financial organization, ensuring a clear record of all transactions from start to finish. Our process follows these essential steps:

  • 1. Understanding business accounts

    Our experienced bookkeepers immerse themselves in your business's financial landscape, comprehending the intricacies of your accounts.

  • 2. Maintenance of books

    We meticulously track receipts, invoices, credit notes, and more, maintaining a well-organized financial record. Our use of advanced software such as QuickBooks, NetSuite, Quicken, Xero, and others elevates financial management.

  • 3. Recording transactions

    Every transaction is methodically categorized, allowing us to maintain a clear ledger of debits and credits, providing insight into your business's financial health.

  • 4. Balancing the books

    We compile this data into an adjusted trial balance, identifying and addressing any discrepancies for precise financial accuracy.

  • 5. Preparing financial reports

    With balanced books, we craft insightful financial reports that illustrate the flow of funds in each business account. These reports empower business owners to make informed decisions.

Why Choose Our Bookkeeping Services?

Choosing a CPA firm that you can trust can feel like a daunting task. At, we have a full roster of certified professional accountants who are here to help you achieve your dreams. Working with us brings many benefits, including:

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Remote Services

We offer professional tax and accounting services remotely. With our trusted cloud-based system, clients can safely upload their tax and accounting documents through our secure online portal.
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Our firm is national in scope and has served thousands of clients across the country since we opened our doors. No matter where you’re located, we can help!
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Deep Expertise

Our certified professionals have been offering tax and accounting services since 1986. We offer a depth of expertise in tax and accounting services for both businesses and individuals.
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We offer solutions that add up to benefit you so you can thrive. Our firm focuses on highly personalized services so you can get the help you need to be financially healthy and secure.

Client Reviews

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As a business owner I appreciate good customer service and that is why I am taking the time to give a thumbs up review of Susan S. Lewis LTD. This firm is outstanding in all aspects of servicing the client. When asked about an accounting or a financial service company I would not hesitate to recommend them highly.
Aggie Lewis
Changing accountants can be a stressful, confusing experience for many companies.  However, through the competence, professionalism, and friendliness, of Susan S. Lewis and her staff, we were able to make positive, economical changes to our accounting and payroll processes.  The staff is as approachable as it is organized, supportive, and modern in their approach.
Liz Holmberg
Susan Lewis and her assistants are wonderful and do an excellent job! When Susan and her team took over my tax prep for both my corporate and personal needs, they not only were able to go back several years to correct past mistakes made by other firms which resulted in additional refunds but made the process moving forward beneficial and easy.
Maribeth Tzavras
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At, we’ve been providing bookkeeping services for small and mid-size businesses (SMB) in Chicago, IL, and nationwide since 1986. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you!

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